6 in 10 say Biden policies responsible for increasing inflation: poll

6 in 10 say Biden policies responsible for increasing inflation: poll
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More than 6 in 10 respondents in a new poll say President BidenJoe BidenMarcus Garvey's descendants call for Biden to pardon civil rights leader posthumously GOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors MORE’s policies are responsible for increasing inflation in the U.S.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll found 40 percent of respondents say Biden’s policies are very responsible for rising inflation, which is at a 13-year high, while 22 percent say they are somewhat responsible.

Pollsters also found 18 percent of respondents say Biden’s policies are not too responsible for inflation, while 10 percent say the administration's policies aren’t responsible at all. 


Only 38 percent say they believe the country is on the right track, while 62 percent believe it’s on the wrong track. 

The results come as the uneven pace of the recovery, along with a stimulus-fueled return to pre-vaccination spending habits, keep up pressure on inflation and overloaded supply lines.

Republicans have gone after Biden for the increased inflation as the economy opens up after pandemic-related shutdowns, saying his policies are contributing to the problem.

“Rising prices for products like cars, gas, and even Christmas gifts are making it harder to make ends meet. Yet the President and Democrats are forging ahead with reckless spending and plans to raise taxes,” Sen. Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerHillicon Valley — Chinese disinformation accounts removed GOP resistance to Biden FCC nominee could endanger board's Democratic majority Bottom line MORE (Miss.), the top Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, previously said. 

Biden is trying to push his Build Back Better plan through Congress but has been met with opposition from his own party, delaying the spending package.

The new poll was conducted from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18 among 1,998 registered voters. The margin of error is 2 percentage points.